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Erika Spoden | Elance
 
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Erika Spoden

Pioneering English Language Mogul
   United States
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Overview

I'm a detail-conscious and resourceful writer, editor, and wordsmith with experience primarily in research and education. I received my B.A. in English from the University of Iowa in 2006 and my M.A. in English from New York University in 2010, having completed theses projects for each degree. I taught English in France from 2007-2008, and worked in the New York City public school system while I was working towards my M.A. I am currently an English instructor at a business college in Okinawa, Japan who primarily teaches business and...

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Portfolio

This is one of the last papers that I wrote in graduate school and it is a discussion...
This was a writing sample that I have submitted as part of several applications for...
This is an early draft of an academic paper that was eventually accepted in the Cormac...
This is the version of my resume that contains that most information about my academic...

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English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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Content Writing Skills Test
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Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

I am a close and conscientious reader of material from manuscript drafts to speeches to book proposals, as well as a meticulous editor and, if need be, thesaurus. I can clean up punctuation and grammar as well as restructure sentences and paragraphs so that your best ideas come through cleanly and comprehensively.
I have experience with editing both creative and academic writing, having been an editor of an undergraduate literary review as well as a research assistant at the University of Iowa. I am an expert at finding academic sources as well as formatting in the MLA and Chicago Style as a result of receiving an M.A. in English from NYU.
I have some experience with grant-writing and editing, having volunteered for a year on a young philanthropist's board.
Last but not least, I am nearly fluent in French, having studied it in college and lived in France after college. I am very proficient with written and oral translation.

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Employment

Nikkei College of Business
English Instructor
2012 - Present
I create and impart English curriculum for students working towards their Associates Degree. The curriculum that I teach emphasizes conversational English, grammar, and Business English. I also...
America Reads
Reading Tutor
2008 - 2010
I assisted in all aspects of teaching reading and writing, particularly to those who were new to learning English. I also provided support to teachers, including lesson set-up and maintenance of...
Academie de Rouen
English Language Teacher
2007 - 2008
As an employee of the French government, I was an English language teacher in several middle schools in an economically-disadvantaged region. I created lessons that emphasized conversation,...
Pearson Education
Exam Scorer
2006 - 2007
I graded standardized exam content in the areas of English, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics. I wrote evaluations of pilot exam questions which analyzed their content and clarity. I also...
University of Iowa
Research Assistant
2005 - 2006
I worked with individual professors to edit and format manuscripts for academic publications. I conducted intensive primary source research in the areas of literature and poetry.

Education

New York University
Master of Arts in English
2008 - 2010
University of Iowa
Bachelor of Arts with Honors in English
2003 - 2006
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Editing
writing
research
manuscript formatting
grant-writing
French translation
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